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What are MDCE Bonus Sessions?

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I've been communicating lately with some of the presenters who are offering bonus sessions at this year's Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. If you've been to the event before, you've probably attended one of these sessions, but if not, the concept of a bonus session might seem a little strange to you. When we say that we have 22 all-new ...

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Procrastinators (like me): Time to sign up for MDCE

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If you're anything like me, you've probably been guiltily ignoring the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo registration reminders that have been hitting your inbox in recent weeks, telling yourself you'll look into signing up when things settle down a little bit. Of course, we're deluding ourselves most of the time — we never quite get to that magical period where ...

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MDCE releases 2012 lineup

The Marine Dealer Conference and Expo has released its 2012 lineup via this year's event brochure, and everyone here at Boating Industry is pretty excited about the sessions that will be available. A big consideration this year was ensuring that MDCE remains vital for people who attend each year, so you'll notice a number of brand-new speakers as well as ...

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Taking the Top 100 online

This year we have moved our Top 100 Dealers application entirely online, a change we hope makes life easier for you … and, frankly, us. Let me give you an example of one way the new system will benefit our team and, in turn, benefit you. One of the great things about the Top 100 is that it allows us ...

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All the Best Ideas in one place

At last year's Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, I hosted our annual "Best Ideas Panel," which featured great profit-building ideas from our dealer panelists. Of course, when we solicited ideas for the panel, we received many more than four great ideas — and of course we aren't in the business of keeping great ideas from our readers. So, as we ...

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A primer for MDCE newbies

The Marine Dealer Conference & Expo recently announced its dates and locations for next year. If you missed the news, it will be held November 11-14 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel and Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Those of you who attended the event in 2010 will remember that this is the second time the event has been based ...

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Boating Industry launches new website

This month, Boating Industry unveiled a completely new logo, tagline and magazine design. Yesterday we followed that up with another big update: our completely overhauled website. We think we've put together a much cleaner, more modern look that fits in with the new style of our print product. We also think it will make finding and reading articles on the ...

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